Michelle Obama to release young readers edition of 'Becoming' memoir
© Getty Images

Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama describes Barack's favorite movies: 'Everybody is sad, then they die' Michelle Obama on coping with low-grade depression: 'Nobody rides life on a high' Sarah Silverman urges Congress to pass voting bill: 'What kind of politician wants to keep people from voting?' MORE is set to spread the lessons from her autobiography "Becoming" with a younger generation.

Obama's publishing company Penguin Random House announced Wednesday that a young readers edition of her multimillion-selling memoir will be released next month, according to The Associated Press.

The new young readers edition will be marketed to children ages 10 and up and will include a new introduction.


"Growing up on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s and ’70s, my parents, Fraser and Marian Robinson, always kept it straight with me and my brother, Craig. They never sugarcoated hard truths or presented their reality as anything other than what it was — because they knew we could handle it. I want to give you all that same respect,” Obama writes.

“So my promise to you is to give you my story in all its messy glory — from the time I struggled in front of my kindergarten class, to my first kiss and the insecurities I felt growing up, to the chaos of a campaign trail, to the strange experience of shaking hands with the Queen of England. ... I hope that as you’re reading my story, you’ll also think about your own — because it’s the most beautiful gift you’ll ever have,” she continues.

"Becoming," originally published in 2018, will also be re-released as a paperback with a new introduction and book club guide.

The hard copy version has already sold more than 10 million copies worldwide since its release.

Children's initiatives have been a priority for Obama. She notably championed young women and girls with her launch of the Global Girls Alliance to support education in 2018 and invited school children to help her in planting the White House garden in 2013.